A 28-year-old female asked:
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is a tongue punch biopsy as painful as an incisional biopsy?does it cause tongue swelling and difficulty speaking and eating?and is it helpful in diagnosis?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
The same: A punch biopsy and an incisional biopsy are two ways to take out similar type of tissue. There should be no specific difference from either procedure. You may have a few days of swelling and or difficulty speaking and eating. Similar to like biting your tongue.
Answered on Oct 31, 2019

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